A bit of a controversy has arisen over the placement of the Master Bedroom door in Pony House. Okay. I'll admit that the controversy was created by Val. Hick sees nothing wrong with his workmanship. In fact, he's proud of it. So proud that he took a picture, which he sent to me, which started the controversy.
I am hearing the faint sing-songy question posed by my second best old ex-teaching buddy Karen, who used to beat me in hand after hand of poker (for pretzel sticks!), and ask the room: "When will she EVER learn?" Yeah. Too bad Hick didn't have a best old ex-teaching buddy Karen. Or he might quit sending me controversial pictures.
Here. You be the judge. But don't forget that Val reserves the duties of jury and executioner for her ownself.
Here's the Pony House living room, in a picture taken from the front door. You can see the furnace room has been drywalled. And the hallway to the back door, with the half-bath on the left. And then there's the door of contention on the living room wall.
Who would DARE to hang a bedroom door that opens out into the living room, where it can hit any furniture placed behind it??? A door opening out into the living room wouldn't be so bad if it at least opened against the wall there by the half-bath. Nothing is going to be on that wall.
Hick says it's normal the way he has placed it. I disagree. I wouldn't spend $23,000 on a house with a wonky door!
"It will limit where you can put furniture in the living room! Why can't it open the other way?"
"Because then The Pony can't reach the light switch! It would be behind the door!"
"WHAT light switch?"
"In the bedroom."
"How does that door affect the bedroom light switch?"
"If I put the door the other way, it will."
"Well, that's just poor planning! But I mean to keep the door opening out into the living room, just the other way. Up against that wall."
"Val. Doors come in left-opening or right-opening. Because of the hinges."
"Can't you just flip it upside down?"
"I COULD. But I'd have to adjust the hinges."
"Is that really so hard?"
"No. Not really. But the door is fine how it is."
"Huh. Better ask The Pony. And everyone looking at it tomorrow when we show Genius and Niecy the house."
"I'm sure they'll agree with ME. It's common sense. Ain't nothin' wrong with how that door opens."
I beg to differ.
The Pony looked at the picture, and said, "Actually, I'm fine with it. And MY opinion should be the only one that matters."
He'll be neighing a different tune, straight out of his Pony mouth, after the bazillionth time he opens that door and whacks a lamp off an end table.